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Delma Damos

June 17, 1921 — February 20, 2017

Delma Damos, 95, of North Henderson, IL died at 5:12 am Monday, February 20, 2017, at the Heartland Health Care Center, Galesburg, IL.

Delma Lucille Damos was born in North Henderson, IL on July 17, 1921, the daughter of Swan Harold and Anna (Schwartz) Tornquist. She attended New Salem Elementary, Alexis High School, Illinois State University, and Roosevelt University.

She taught in Alpha, Waukegan, and Galesburg where she retired as the principal of Churchill Junior High School. Her love of education always took her in new directions. She helped set up curriculum at Daniel Webster Junior High in Waukegan, and was part of setting up education opportunities, under the University of Illinois, for returning veterans after WWII. She taught business classes to officers at Fort Sheridan and in Galesburg, started the first soccer program. During her years as a school administrator, some of her proudest moments were redirecting and counseling troubled youth.

Delma married Theodore Damos on December 19, 1948 in Waukegan, Illinois. He preceded her in death in February 27, 1998.

In later years she was active in the North Henderson Methodist Church, Floral Club,

PEO Chapter NK in Galesburg, and in various educational groups. She loved her farm, family and friendships.

She is survived by two sons, Donn Damos of North Henderson, IL, David (Karen) Damos of Ingleside, IL; five grandchildren, Christina Damos, Ted Damos, Anna Damos, Sarah (Robbie) Palmgren, Rachel (Joe) Woodland, two great grandchildren, and a brother, John Tornquist of North Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and daughter in law, Marsha Damos, and one infant sister, Maxine Tornquist.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the North Henderson United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth. Cremation will be accorded following the services with a private family interment in Mt. Vernon Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church of North Henderson.


Friday, February 24, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory
1007 N G St
Monmouth, Illinois 61462

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 25, 2017
11:00 AM

North Henderson United Methodist Church
700 Main Street
North Henderson, IL 61466

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